I have not prepared any freezer meals and honestly I really don't want to. Nor do I have the freezer space. Our freezer is tiny and we have two roommates who we share it with. Between their stuff and my many mason jars filled with bone broth, we have just enough space for the frozen fruit and popsicles I plan to get. We don't really plan too far ahead when it comes to food, so I have no idea how to do it. We typically have our pantry stocked with our non perishable essentials, but that doesn't consist of much (oats, rice, coconut milk, a variety of nuts and dried fruits, etc) and other than that we pretty much go to the grocery store every 2 or 3 days and just buy enough fresh meat and produce for a few meals. Is it unrealistic to think that will suffice for labor/birth/postpartum? We have a trader joes less than a mile away, a new seasons (which is sort of whole foods-esque grocery store, for those of you who don't live in WA or OR) just a little bit farther away, plus tons of great food carts and take out/delivery places near by. I don't really see it being a problem to send my DP to grocery store when I'm in early labor to stock up. Trader Joe's has tons of pre-prepared stuff that just needs to be heated up. It wouldn't be my first choice for a meal, but it is easy and convenient.
For some reason food has been a huge source of anxiety for me. I think it's mostly because having freezer meals ready is one of those things everyone says you HAVE TO do. I guess I'm just wondering if that's true, or if we'll be okay just eating the way we usually do. Someone who is more experienced with this, please let me know if I'm going to regret not being more prepared.